16 Cub Scouts get their cycling badges

Following our afternoon with Mengham Junior school during Bike Week, Mandy Hawke – leader of Saturn Pack, 3rd Hayling Scout Group – got in touch to ask if we could help her pack get their cycling badges.

We were pleased to do that. It was a cooperative effort with the pack leaders doing most of the sessions and we filled in with the more technical stuff.

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Seafront path extension work has started

Accessibility path extension
Accessibility path extension

Work has started on extending the new accessibility path – a requirement of the ‘Blue Flag’ qualification.

We predicted that there would be more work than shown on the new Havant cycle map and that it could start soon, but we didn’t realise quite how soon.

The new path will be available to pedestrians, wheelchair users, mobility scooter users and, of course, cyclists. When it’s finished, you will be able to cycle off road all the way from Sandy Point to Beachlands. Continue reading “Seafront path extension work has started”

Cycle Hayling/CTC Portsmouth Score Resounding Success at Havant Goes Greener Fair.

Mike & Robert Run the Stall
Mike & Robert Run the Stall

Havant held their annual Havant Goes Greener Fair last Saturday, 14 Sept.
In spite of the poor weather and comparative low number of visitors to the fair, the Cycle Hayling/ CTC Portsmouth stall was a great success in attracting many adults and youngsters to the Turbo Cycle Challenge. This was a competition where 2 bikes, one normal adult size bike and the other a child’s bike are mounted on turbo trainers. Riders have 1 minute from a standing start to see how far they can pedal, with the result put on Leader Boards in each group. The main difference from last year’s stall was the addition of a child’s bike to provide for the significant numbers of youngsters who, even with the saddle fully down, couldn’t reach the pedals of the adult bike. Continue reading “Cycle Hayling/CTC Portsmouth Score Resounding Success at Havant Goes Greener Fair.”

More cycle path improvements coming soon

The updated Hayling Cycle map published by Havant at http://www.havant.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Back_FINAL.pdf reveals a number of developments planned to complete by Spring 2014:

  • Completion of the links between the Langstone section of the Billy Trail and the Hayling section making it possible to use off-road cycle paths to travel between West Town and Havant – with just a few road crossings.
  • Signposting of a cycle route to the west of Beachlands taking people onto Ferry Road to the East of the Golf Club.

We understand that there might be other developments taking place at the same time and that some work could be completed well before next Spring.

You can find the full list of Havant’s published cycle maps here.

Hayling to Paris 2014

It seems a long way off, but next year’s Hayling to Paris ride is open for registration.

If you’ve wondered about doing it – or whether you could – there are more details here.

Havant Goes Greener Fair

Cycle Hayling in conjunction with CTC Portsmouth will have a stall at the Havant Goes Greener Fair which will take place in Havant Park between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 14th September. The stall will be similar to the very successful one (see our news item) at the Hayling Island 3 Churches Fete held on 14th Aug, with 2 bikes to see who can win prizes by being the fastest during a 1 minute pedal. Apart from the competitions, Cycle Hayling and CTC Portsmouth members will be available to provide information and answer questions on any cycling related matter. So come along and pay us a visit. If there are any Cycle Hayling members out there who can help out with running the stall please contact Robert Sebley at robert@cyclehayling.org.uk . Details of the Fair can be found at: www.havantgoesgreener.org.uk/